Episode #12: Closure an Interview with Angela Tucker

Angela Tucker is a trans-racial adoptee, adopted from foster care – born in the South and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  She recently reunited with some of her birth relatives, and is still actively searching for another birth sister.  Angela holds a B.A. in Psychology and is a contributing author for Woven Together and Perpetual Child: Adult Adoptee Anthology; Dismantling the Stereotype.   Angela, along with her husband Bryan, filmed and edited “Closure,” a documentary that follows Angela for two years during the search for her birth family.  Several twists and surprising revelations ultimately lead Angela and her family across the country to her place of birth. “Closure” is available for purchase on their website or you may view it at an upcoming screening.

Websites mentioned in this podcast:

Closure the documentary:  http://closuredocumentary.com/

Screening at Swarthmore College on January 26, 2014:  http://www.openarmsadoption.net/events/2014/01/26/families-like-ours-flo/families-like-ours-flo-special-event-screening-of-the-documentary-closure/

Angela’s personal blog:  http://www.Theadoptedlife.com

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Episode #2: Interview with Elizabeth Occhipinti, Co-Founder/President of Miriam’s Heart

Interview with Elizabeth Occhipinti, Co-Founder and President of Miriam’s Heart.  Elizabeth, her husband Jimmy and their five children reside in Somerset, New Jersey.  Elizabeth and Jimmy started Miriam’s Heart in May 2011 as an adoption and foster care resource ministry to churches and individuals.  What began as an outreach at her local church, Zarephath Christian Church, has now flourished to help other families and churches throughout the northeast in the area of orphan care and adoption.  In addition to running Miriam’s Heart, Elizabeth has recently been named the Orphan Sunday Regional Coordinator for the Northeast Region through Christian Alliance for Orphans.

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In this episode…

  1. What is Miriam’s Heart
  2. Annual Miriam’s Heart Regional Conference
  3. How to start an orphan care ministry in your church
Websites mentioned in this podcast:
Miriam’s Heart
Miriam’s Heart Regional Conference
Christian Alliance for Orphans
Zarephath Christian Church in New Jersery